Plenary and Keynote Speakers

11th International Conference on Mining, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering (MMME 2024)

We are pleased to announce our plenary & keynote speakers for 11th International Conference on Mining, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering (MMME 2024):

Dr. Jishan Liu

Dr. Jishan Liu
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Plenary Speaker

Jishan Liu is a Professor at Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, the University of Western Australia. In 1996, Jishan earned his PhD degree in Mining Engineering from Penn State University. He has over 28 years of research experience on Rock Geo-multiphysics with applications to in situ mining, coal mine safety, coal seam and shale gas extraction, carbon dioxide sequestration and hydrogen geo-storage. Achievements in these areas are documented in his 335 research papers.

Topic of Keynote: Understanding Rock Multiphysics – Key Needs in Symbiotic Pursuit of Mining Critical Minerals and Transitioning Energy
Plenary Abstract

Dr. Arun Shukla

Dr. Arun Shukla
University of Rhode Island, USA
Plenary Speaker

Dr. Shukla is the Simon Ostrach Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island (URI). He is also the co-founder and inaugural co-director of the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology at URI. Dr. Shukla was elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2011 and the Russian Academy of Engineering in 2015. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Academy of Mechanics, Shock Wave Society (India) and the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). He received the M.M. Frocht Award from SEM for “outstanding achievements as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics” and the B.J. Lazan Award from SEM for “outstanding technical contributions.” In 2003 he served as the President of SEM and in 2011 delivered the prestigious Murray Lecture at SEM. He has served as the Technical Editor of Experimental Mechanics and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of key engineering journals. Dr. Shukla has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, IIT Kanpur. In 2023, he received the prestigious Drucker Medal from the ASME and the Theocaris Award from the SEM. He has served as the Clark B. Millkan Visiting Professor of Aerospace at the California Institute of Technology, USA and as the Satish Dhawan Visiting Chair at the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore India. He has also served as the chair of the ASME’s Applied Mechanics Division, Executive Committee. Along with his many Ph.D. and M.S. students, he has published more than 450 papers in refereed journals and proceedings. Dr. Shukla has also authored and edited 10 books.

Topic of Keynote: Composite Sandwich Structures Subjected to Extreme Underwater and In Air Loadings
Plenary Abstract

Dr. Abbas Taheri

Dr. Abbas Taheri
Queen's University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Abbas Taheri is a Tenured Associate Professor at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, where he holds the Chair in Mine Design. Abbas has over 22 years of industry, research, and teaching experience in geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, and mining engineering. In 1999, he earned a BASc in Mining Engineering and, in 2002, an MASc in Rock Mechanics from Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran. He worked for over four years in the industry in civil and mining engineering projects before moving to Japan in 2005 for a PhD in geotechnical engineering at Yokohama National University. His PhD thesis has been internationally acknowledged as outstanding research work, and he has been awarded a runner-up certificate (Proxime Accessit) of “ISRM Rocha Medal 2010” from the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM). In 2008, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and joined the Tokyo University of Science. In 2011, he was appointed as a lecturer and then a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Australia, until 2021, when he moved to Queen’s University, Canada, as an Associate Professor. Abbas is the president of the Commission on Deep Mining of the ISRM. Dr Taheri is/was Associate Editor and a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, including “Soils and Foundations”, “International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Science””Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment”, “International Journal of Mining Science and Technology,” “Geotechnical and Geological Engineering” etc. Abbas is/was the chair, organizer, and member of the organization committee of many international symposiums and workshops. He has produced more than 180 refereed publications. Dr Taheri has developed and taught several geotechnical engineering and mining operation courses.

Topic of Keynote: Assessing the Stability of Large-scale Open Pit Mines
Keynote Abstract

Registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a €250 EUR registration
  • Buffet lunch for each day of the conference
  • 2 coffee breaks for each day of the conference
  • 1 banquet dinner OR cruise tour

Important information for accompanying person(s): Please be informed that the accompanying person can NOT be a co-author.
Co-authors, regardless if 1 author is attending, must pay the full registration fee.
The accompany person fee is only for spouses and/or children. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Virtual registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a €150 EUR registration
  • Access to all the sessions of the conference